2022 Oscar Predictions

Updated September 27th, 2022

Brendan Fraser

1. Brendan Fraser - The Whale

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.

2. Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin

A pair of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them no longer wants to be friends.

3. Austin Butler - Elvis

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.​

4. Bill Nighy - Living

An English-language adaptation of the script of "Ikiru" (1952), set in London in the 1950s.

5. Tom Cruise - Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

Next In Line:

6. Adam Driver - White Noise

Follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler studies.

7. Brad Pitt - Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.​

8. Adam Sandler - Hustle

After a down-on-his-luck basketball scout discovers an extraordinary player abroad, he brings the phenom back without his team's approval.

9. Hugh Jackman - The Son

Peter has his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

10. Gabriel LaBelle - The Fabelmans

A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

Also Consider:

11. Will Smith - Emancipation

A runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

12. Christian Bale - Amsterdam

Set in the '30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.

13. Jeremy Pope - The Inspection

A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside.

14. Daniel Giménez Cacho - Bardo

Follows a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker who returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships, the folly of his memories.

15. Tom Hanks- A Man Called Otto

Otto, a crotchety, irritable, and fiercely strict widower, lives a lonely life, judging everyone he sees. When he forms an unlikely friendship with his new neighbors, Otto begins to change.

16. Song Kang-ho - Broker

Broker is an upcoming South Korean drama film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda starring Song Kang-ho, Bae Doona, Gang Dong-won, and IU. It marks Kore-eda's second film made outside Japan after The Truth (2019), his previous produced in France, and his second collaboration with Bae after Air Doll (2009). The film revolves around characters associated with baby boxes, which allow infants to be dropped off anonymously to be cared for by others

17. Jonathan Majors - Devotion

Elite fighter pilots Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner become the U.S. Navy's most celebrated wingmen during the Korean War.

18. Nicolas Cage - The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

19. Ralph Fiennes - The Menu

Young couple Margot and Tyler travel to a remote island to eat at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant run by celebrity chef Slowik, who has prepared a lavish molecular gastronomy menu where food is treated as conceptual art, but his approach to cuisine has some shocking surprises for the wealthy guests.

20. Idris Elba - Three Thousand Years of Longing

A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.